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  • Breaking - Dallas Patient Dies, Hospital Spokesperson Says.

    10/08/2014 8:19:57 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 25 replies
    Just breaking now...
  • Islamic Hackers Attack Actor Kirk Cameron’s Movie Website

    09/08/2014 8:01:44 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 6 replies
    The website for actor Kirk Cameron’s upcoming movie “Saving Christmas” was infiltrated by Islamic hackers, the film’s production team said. Sony’s Provident Films alerted producers over the weekend that was taken over by a message from Ayyildiz Tim International Force, a hacker group described as anti-Christian, anti-Israel and anti-American. A member of the production team told TheBlaze Sunday that the attack was “fairly sophisticated” but that they were able to quickly remove the group’s message from the website.
  • Fairfield police search for man wanted for home invasion and sexual assault case

    09/07/2014 7:53:52 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 4 replies
    FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) - The Fairfield Police Department is searching for a man wanted in connection with a home invasion and sexual assault that happened on Sept. 1, 2014. Edibaldo "Eddie" Duran, 25, also known as Eddie Guerrero, is wanted in connection to these crimes. Duran is identified as Mexican nationality, 5'2", approximately 150 to 160 pounds with dark hair that is possibly spiky. He also has facial acne, "grayish eyes" and spoke with a Hispanic accent, according to the victim.
  • James Brady, White House press secretary under Reagan, dies

    08/04/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    James Brady, who served as White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died, Fox News has learned. He was 73.
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury (CT)

    07/16/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH PHANEUF
    "The vacant property that the state of Connecticut has is too small to accommodate your needs (which clearly must be at least several hundred thousand square feet of building space alone) and is typically in a state of disrepair to the point where a certificate of occupancy would be difficult to obtain," Patrick M. O'Brien, assistant director of OPM's Bureau of Assets Management, wrote to an official at the U.S. General Services Administration's New England regional offices. "Indeed, many existing structures are beyond salvage and require environmental remediation and demolition."
  • Conn. officials tell gun owners to relinquish or destroy banned assault weapons

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut officials are urging owners of now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to relinquish them to the police or make them permanently inoperable. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection announced Friday it had sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a Jan. 1 deadline, part of last year's gun control law. Officials offered advice on what to do now with the weapons and magazines.
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Same Love' GRAMMY Performance to Feature On-Air Weddings

    01/26/2014 1:30:05 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 16 replies
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cap off an enormous year at tonight's GRAMMYs, garnering nominations in multiple categories -- including for Song of the Year for "Same Love." The duo will perform the marriage-equality anthem during the ceremony, and during the performance, dozens of couples will be wed in an on-air ceremony.
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/18/2013 4:47:00 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 649 replies
    Variety ^ | Dec. 18, 2013 | AJ Marechal
    <p>A+E Networks, parent company of A&E, has released the following statement to Variety: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”</p>
  • Two Children Killed In Meriden Crash, Driver Charged - Police: SUV Driver Found With Multiple IDs

    11/03/2013 8:50:06 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 29 replies
    MERIDEN — Two children were killed when an SUV slammed into a car stopped at a red light on Route 5 early Sunday, police said. Police have charged the driver of the SUV, 29-year-old Israel Gonzalez of Ann Street, with felony evading responsibility, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a lincense. He is being held on $1 million bond. More charges are expected to be filed against Gonzalez.
  • Police: Victim involved in Hartford scooter crash died (Illegal Alert)

    10/25/2013 4:07:00 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    Hartford police had charged Quijada-Rivera on the day of the accident with operating without a license, failure to renew registration and a stop sign violation. Quijada-Rivera is also being investigated by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement bureau because he was found to not be a U.S. citizen. Quijada-Rivera, who is no longer in police custody, is expected in court later this month.
  • D.C. police release video in toppling of Ten Commandments

    10/04/2013 12:43:02 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 21 replies
    D.C. police have released video of two men wanted in connection with the toppling of a Ten Commandments monument near the U.S. Supreme Court. The men are seen on video walking in the area of the 100 block of Second Street in Northeast D.C., near the sit of the statue. The suspects are described as white males....
  • DA won’t charge bike assault thugs

    10/02/2013 10:51:12 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 223 replies
    The Manhattan DA’s office won’t press charges against one of the motorcycle thugs who allegedly terrorized and beat a man after a wild chase on the West Side Highway, and is reluctant to prosecute another, sources said Wednesday. Allen Edwards, 43, of Queens, who allegedly smashed Alexian Lien’s rear driver’s side window with his fist, surrendered to cops Tuesday morning but will not be charged, the sources said.
  • ‘Dear Daughter, Let Miley Cyrus Be a Lesson to You’-The Amazing Open Letter From Mom Set to Go Viral

    08/27/2013 8:12:10 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 54 replies
    Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance.
  • Near-death experiences are 'electrical surge in dying brain'

    08/13/2013 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 84 replies
    A surge of electrical activity in the brain could be responsible for the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors, scientists report. A study carried out on dying rats found high levels of brainwaves at the point of the animals' demise. US researchers said that in humans this could give rise to a heightened state of consciousness
  • Woman charged with vandalism had can with green paint

    07/31/2013 8:40:00 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 11 replies
    The woman, who has a Chinese passport, arrived in Washington a few days ago and was traveling on an expired visa, prosecutors said. Police said she had no fixed address but that she told officers she lived in Los Angeles. Jiamei Tian, 58, appeared in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday alongside a Mandarin translator.
  • YouTube Celebrates Gay Pride With Moving Video Tribute

    06/28/2013 7:12:24 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 27 replies
    For the first time ever, YouTube is shining a spotlight on Pride Month with videos from its LGBT creators. A collection of LGBT programming will be highlighted on Thursday and Friday via its YouTube Spotlight channel, which features a daily selection of trending videos from across YouTube. The company has also assembled a touching tribute video that pulls clips from some of the most moving and inspirational uploaded videos, such as people coming out to their loved ones and marriage proposals. Be sure to check it out above.
  • Obama offends Catholics in the UK, says religious schools are divisive

    06/19/2013 11:58:57 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 126 replies
    The Catholic media is up in arms over comments President Obama made during a speech while in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. Obama made what is described as “an alarming call for an end to Catholic education,” in spite of the fact that it is considered “a critical component of the Church.”
  • Sebelius: I Can’t Step Into Girl’s Transplant Case

    06/04/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 70 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services says she can’t intervene in transplant decisions and move a dying Pennsylvania girl to the front of the line. Kathleen Sebelius says those decisions should be made by medical experts. But she has called for a review of transplant policies so more organs become available to children.
  • House Approves Undocumented Immigrant Driver’s License Bill After All-Night Debate

    05/23/2013 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 19 replies
    Following a debate that stretched on for more than seven and a half hours, the state House of Representatives approved a bill just after dawn on Thursday that offers undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain a Connecticut driver’s license. The 74 to 55 vote broke along party lines, with all the Republican members of the House voting no and all but nine Democrats voting yes.
  • Oilmen have Kentucky derby long-shot with Frac Daddy

    05/03/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 10 replies
    WILLISTON, N.D. -- When it came time for two Montana oilmen to name their horse, Frac Daddy was a natural choice.Petroleum geologist Carter Stewart, who does a lot of work in North Dakota, said the horse’s father is named Scat Daddy and naming the 3-year-old gray colt after hydraulic fracturing just popped out of his mouth. Frac Daddy, owned by Stewart and partner Ken Schlenker, both of Billings, will be horse No. 18 on Saturday in the Kentucky Derby.
  • As First Year Of Health Insurance Mandate Nears, Prices Could Shock Connecticut Buyers

    03/04/2013 6:07:31 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 20 replies
    Thousands of Connecticut residents will have a shock this summer when they see the prices for 2014 medical coverage that they’re counting on buying through the newly formed state health insurance exchange. You might have thought that even though prices are expected to rise sharply across the nation in the state exchanges — which are part of health care reform — Connecticut buyers would get off easy. After all, this state already has many of the coverage mandates driving up rates elsewhere. Wrong.

    11/04/2012 6:36:44 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 80 replies
  • Obama's Taqqiya Unravels

    10/28/2012 6:25:21 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nonie Darwish
    I have never entertained the idea that Obama was a Muslim and always believed he was a socialist. But Obama's behavior over the last four years regarding Islam has convinced me that Obama has a Socialist/Islamic centered worldview -- a combination that is not uncommon in many parts of the Muslim world.
  • Election 2012 Likely Voters Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney: R: 51% 0: 46%

    10/26/2012 10:08:58 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 15 replies
    All registered voters are asked: "Suppose the presidential election were held today, and it included Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's candidates and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the Republican Party's candidates. Who would you vote for [ROTATED: Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the Democrats (or) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans]?" Those who are undecided are further asked if they lean more toward Obama and Biden or Romney and Ryan and their leanings are incorporated into the results.
  • LIVE: TMZ Coverage of Divorce Testimony

    10/25/2012 7:04:02 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 24 replies
    6:55 AM PT -- It looks like Gloria is getting shut down because she never made the motion to ungag her client. The judge said the matter is not before the court. 6:53 AM PT -- We've made up our minds -- the judge is, in fact, hot. 6:51 AM PT -- The judge seems to be saying that Gloria didn't make the proper motion to ungag her client. 6:38 AM PT -- It seems they have AGREED to release the transcripts. Read more:
  • National Poll Shows Obama Ahead By 3 Points (University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll)

    With women rallying to the Democrats, President Barack Obama holds a slim, 3-point lead nationwide over Republican Mitt Romney as Election Day approaches, according to a new University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll. Obama leads by 48 percent to 45 percent, with only 6 percent undecided in the national poll of 1,023 randomly selected likely voters. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. With the margin of error factored in, the national race is essentially a dead heat.
  • Obama camp tips hand on debate, hints president will attack Romney on Bain

    10/14/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 120 replies
    As President Obama began to hunker down at a plush resort here for three full days of debate prep, his campaign team signaled the incumbent may steal a page from Vice President Joe Biden and show a more aggressive tone in Tuesday's second face-to-face showdown with Republican Mitt Romney. "Gov. Romney has been making pitches all of his life and he knows how to say what people want to hear whether that was during his time at Bain or during the dozens of town halls he did during the primary," said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday.
  • In second term, Obama will allow UN to tax Americans

    10/09/2012 5:51:48 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 47 replies
    It should come as no surprise that President Obama will raise taxes if he is re-elected. But here’s the shocker: He will invite the United Nations to tax Americans directly. And the proceeds would go directly to the Third World. In this way, Barack Obama will, indeed, realize the dreams of his father.
  • Hartford City Council adopts resolution saying corporations aren't people

    05/17/2012 5:33:57 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 17 replies
    WFSB Channel 3 ^ | May 15, 2012 | WFSB Staff
    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - The Hartford City Council voted Monday in favor of a resolution calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution to clarify that a corporation is not a person. After the passage of the resolution, Hartford officially became the first city in Connecticut to pass such a resolution.
  • Crowd Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist On St. Patrick’s Day; Incident Caught On Camera

    04/07/2012 8:11:54 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 70 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Caught on camera– a tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore and instead of helping him, a crowd laughs and steals his belongings.
  • For Students Facing Long School Day, Supper Is Being Served

    01/13/2012 11:04:46 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 22 replies
    A free meal at school for breakfast, lunch — and dinner? About 450 city students have been eating supper in school cafeterias as part of a government-funded meal program that may expand in Hartford and also to other Connecticut school systems this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture gives schools about $2.99 per dinner to serve students in after-school activities that involve academics.
  • Video shows man being punched at Red Line stop amid laughs and taunts

    11/11/2011 12:24:06 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 89 replies
    Police have launched an investigation after a man was caught on video knocking out an older man at the Chicago Avenue Red Line stop while others laughed and mimicked the attack. The assault occurred in April, but the video has only recently surfaced on the Internet.
  • PALIN - NO!

    10/05/2011 3:17:58 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 165 replies
    On DRUDGE...
  • Family Held At Gunpoint During Home Invasion

    NORTH BRANFORD — A family was tied up for hours during an overnight home invasion, police said. No one was injured. Five armed men with masks on stormed the house at 17 Autumn Court about 10:30 p.m., police told Fox CT. They tied up the residents and ransacked the home, police said. A sleeping child was left alone, they said.
  • TAX SURPRISE: Connecticut to grab more income

    07/24/2011 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 14 replies
    HARTFORD — Residents may or may not have noticed that more items are now subject to the sales tax, but it will be hard to miss the additional taxes that will be withheld from their paychecks in a week’s time. Starting on Aug. 1, the state will begin to capture the boost in the income tax for 2011 approved by lawmakers in May, which is retroactive to the beginning of the calendar year. Single and joint filers earning $50,000 a year will see about $200 in additional withholding through December, as will joint filers earning $100,000. Single filers making $100,000...
  • The Who's Roger Daltrey blasts U2's 'tax avoidance'

    07/17/2011 6:03:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 58 replies
    "I find it very interesting that people who spout socialism don’t want to pay for a socialist state," he told The Daily Star.
  • 'Cars 2' Fuels Energy Debate With Green Theme

    06/22/2011 10:04:18 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 57 replies
    Pixar Animation mastermind John Lasseter says the company has no environmental agenda, but with "Cars 2," the blockbuster outfit does tap into today's eco-mindedness with a plot driven by oil vs. a cleaner alternative. Debuting in U.S. theaters Friday, "Cars 2" sends race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) on a World Grand Prix circuit whose organizer fuels the vehicles with a green alternative called Allinol, prompting the bad guys to try to discredit the new power supply that threatens traditional gasoline.
  • Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House (CT YET AGAIN !)

    06/06/2011 7:47:41 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 17 replies
    HARTFORD —— By the slimmest of margins, the Senate on Saturday approved a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The vote was 18-18, with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tipping the balance with the tie-breaking vote. After years of false starts, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other supporters were able to assemble a coalition that championed decriminalization as both a cost-saving measure and a more appropriate way to punish young people who experiment with the drug.
  • Prisoner Release Bill Wins Final Approval (CT AGAIN!)

    06/01/2011 7:10:01 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 4 replies
    Democrats in the state House of Representatives outmuscled Republicans Tuesday to give final approval to a hotly contested bill that would give inmates sentence-reduction credits if they participate in self-improvement programs. The 90-56 vote came after three hours of debate and was almost completely along party lines. The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who intends to sign it, a spokesman said.
  • Hospitals Searching for Substitutes as Drug Shortages Surge

    06/01/2011 6:25:19 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 8 replies
    The increasing shortage of drugs to treat diseases such as cancer, heart disease, ADHD, septic shock and cystic fibrosis is pushing hospitals to search for substitutes to prevent delay in patients' treatment. Hospitals are more frequently facing delay in treatment due to shortage of drugs. Doctors are concerned that some important drugs shortages can lead even death.
  • Paid Sick Leave Passed By 18 to 17; Supporters Say It is Great Day; Opponents Disgusted (CT AGAIN!)

    05/26/2011 7:13:11 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 28 replies
    By the slimmest of margins, the state Senate on Wednesday approved the first-in-the-nation statewide mandate that would require Connecticut service companies with 50 or more workers to provide paid sick days. Following more than six hours of debate, the measure passed 18-17 as five fiscally conservative Democrats broke with their party and joined with Republicans against the bill. The controversial proposal had been significantly diluted from earlier versions, but opponents raised the same objections and denounced the measure as a job-killer.
  • Senate Passes In-State Tuition Bill For Children Of "Undocumented Immigrants"

    05/25/2011 6:20:06 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 21 replies
    The state Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Connecticut's public colleges and universities. After a lengthy filibuster by Republican opponents, the state Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Connecticut's public colleges and universities. The vote was 21-14.
  • Malloy Reaches Deal With Unions: Concessions, But No Layoffs For 4 Years

    05/16/2011 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 5 replies
    HARTFORD— Capping months of secretive talks, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state-employee union leaders reached a deal Friday to save $1.6 billion over the next two years in exchange for a promise not to lay off unionized workers for the next four years.
  • Burlingame After Meeting With Obama: He Turned His Back On Me

    05/05/2011 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 64 replies
    Burlingame describes the encounter with Obama: "As a former attorney I know you can't tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, 'No, I can't.' But I said 'we -- that shouldn't stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn't be here today if they hadn't done their jobs. Can't you at least give them your opinion.' And he said 'no I won't,' and he turned around and walked away."
  • Pres Obama invited Pres GW Bush to attend event at Ground Zero.

    Pres Obama invited Pres GW Bush to attend event at Ground Zero Thurs; Bush declined. Bush plans to be at GZ for 10 yr anniversary in Sept.
  • Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance Gets Rare Stay Of Deportation Order

    04/27/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 24 replies
    HARTFORD —— Until Tuesday afternoon, the future was looking grim for Mariano Cardoso Jr. Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know. But while at school Tuesday, Cardoso got a call from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, telling him that federal immigration officials had granted a rare stay of deportation and that in all probability he will be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely.
  • Friendly Crowd Wants Malloy To Tax Business And The Rich

    03/22/2011 6:24:25 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 36 replies
    out Monday night to greet Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Hartford – a city that supported him by more than 7 to 1 in the election as he became the first Democratic governor in two decades. They did not complain much at Malloy's town hall meeting about his plans to hike the state income tax, boost the sales tax, and impose a "luxury tax'' on high-end cars, jewelry and yachts that has prompted opposition in Fairfield County. Instead, they called on Malloy to tax the rich, and they cheered the idea of increasing taxes on corporations.
  • Hundreds Turn Out To Support In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students

    03/16/2011 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 24 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Kathleen Megan
    Diego Aguilar of Norwalk told legislators Tuesday that his parents "worry, fight and struggle" to pay his out-of-state tuition fees at Norwalk Community College. Aguilar graduated as valedictorian of Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk last year, but because he is an illegal immigrant he does not qualify for the lower tuition rate available for state residents. His parents brought him to Connecticut from Mexico when he was 8.
  • Malloy Proposes Largest Tax Hike In History

    02/14/2011 5:27:12 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 5 replies
    Malloy said he was seeking $1.5 billion in new annual revenue from income tax hikes on the wealthy and middle class, and new sales tax on clothing and other long-exempt products and services. The 3 percent rate on initial earnings would gradually be phased out, beginning with individuals earning more than $56,500 and couples topping $100,500. Five new marginal rates would be applied to single individuals and couples: 5.5 percent on earnings above $50,000/$100,000; 5.75 percent above $100,000/$200,000; 6 percent above $200,000/$400,000; 6.25 percent above $300,000/$600,000; and 6.5 percent above $400,000/$800,000.
  • Glenn Beck reads email from Sarah Palin

    01/10/2011 8:28:30 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 55 replies
    This is probably the closest thing we’ll get to hear from Sarah Palin on this weekend’s unfortunate events. Glenn Beck reads part of an email from Sarah Palin to him in light of the massive smear job the Left is perpetrating against her. Beck reads his part first and then part of her response. Here is how she replied to him (according to Beck): I hate violence. I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence.